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Stepping Stones receives Investors In People Gold accreditation

It is our great pleasure to announce that SteppingStones has been awarded the Investors In People Gold Accreditation, receiving maximum points (100%) on our assessment.

Since 1991 Investors in People have set the standard for better people management. Joining a community across 75 counties worldwide, SteppingStones’ successful gold accreditation is a sign of our ongoing effort to stay up to date with the best practices, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in our industry.

The award is a source of great pride to our company, and shows our dedication to creating the best possible environment for employees so that we in turn can provide the highest level of service to our clients.

"SteppingStones Recruitment started working with Management Solutions almost four years ago and we have been nothing short of delighted with the services provided. Eric has assisted us to develop a highly successful, values based and forward thinking company that we are incredibly proud of. He took the time and made the effort to really understand not only the culture of our company but every single person within our organization, their personalities and how all of the pieces fit together. We have been exceptionally happy with all of the work that we have done with him and Management Solutions. Eric had some excellent suggestions for improvement for our organization, he was fast to deliver new ideas and always helpful and responsive to any questions that we had. he is dynamic, flexible and passionate about what he does and we do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

Ciara Aspinall
Stepping Stones

The Corporation of Hamilton has reached a milestone in its quest to earn an Investors in People (IIP) designation.

Yesterday, licensed Bermuda IIP specialist Pandora Glasford presented the Corporation’s chief operating officer Ed Benevides with the organisation’s ‘Working With Investors in People’ Certificate.
Also present at the ceremony at City Hall was Eric Jenkinson, principal with Management Solutions, a Bermuda company which holds the licence for IIP for Bermuda and the Caribbean region, who said this was a “Fantastic achievement” for the City.
“The team at the Corporation began their IIP journey last year and having successfully completed the diagnostic stage and developed their IIP Active Plan are now officially classed as ‘Working With the Framework’.

“This is an official stage in the IIP process and shows real commitment to the implementation of the IIP concept by the people within the Corporation.

“This is the first organisation in Bermuda to progress through the new ‘Working With Investors in People’ stage and we wish them well on their journey.”

Eric Jenkinson, principal of Management Solutions, Pandora Glasford, adviser at Investors in People Bermuda, and Edward Benevides, COO of the Corporation of Hamilton (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)

FortisTCI Achieves ‘Investors in People’ Accreditation.

FortisTCI Limited, recently achieved the internationally recognized Investor in People (IIP) Accreditation, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to high performance through good people management. This became official upon receipt of the Certificate of Accreditation in early March.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve maximum stakeholders’ value. Underpinning the IIP Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best on an international level.

FortisTCI embarked upon the process to accreditation with Investors in People in 2014, receiving a “Working with Investors in People” certificate in October of that year. Throughout 2015, the Company launched several initiatives geared toward achieving the Standard. Investors in People was undertaken by FortisTCI to maximise potential of its people by promoting employee engagement and participation and enhancing a culture of continuous learning and improving. This intense focus on people processes will have the effect of increasing corporate performance, improved operational efficiency, improved flow of communication within the Company and embed a positive corporate culture.

Eric Jenkinson of Management Solutions served as the Company’s Investors in People Advisor and FortisTCI successfully achieved its certification at the end of January 2016.To help achieve the Standard, some of the initiatives undertaken by the Company were: a staff sensitisation programme on employee recognition and rewards, regular celebration of employee milestones, the evaluation of training, improvements to the Company’s performance management process, including the introduction of self-assessments and the continued focus on leadership and management competencies through the launch of the International Leadership and Management programme (ILM).

FortisTCI employees serving on the IIP Advocate Team and the IIP Core Committee were: Sonia Williams, John Gardiner, Avi Adams, Kellie-Ann Evans- Hall, Bradley Jules, Tavardo Smith, Floyd Williams, Deanza Wilson, Lorenzo Fabien, Talisha Simons, Eustace Musgrove, Cecil Ingham, Ruth Forbes, Delma Harvey, Paulet Hall, Patricia Hamilton, Cleola Ward, Denard Sweeting, and Shequida Williams.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate FortisTCI. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. FortisTCI should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell commented on the success and said, “The foundation of our strategic vision is our employees, and that is why we continue with our focus on investing in our people for the long term. It is because of them we are a great organisation that keeps getting better.”

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Photo of FortisTCI IIP Core Committee (L to R) – Talisha Simons, Sonia Williams, Kellie-Ann Evans- Hall, Ruth Forbes.